I obtained my Bachelor degree at the University of Bern in 2013. I investigated effects of early life experiences, such as separation from the parents and egg-predator presence in the cooperative breeding cichlid Neolamprologus pulcher. In 2014 I joined the Community Ecology group, still at the University of Bern. During my thesis I investigated night time pollinator communities in seminatural landscapes. My work ended in early 2016 when I received my Master degree. My current research deals with depopulation in end of lay hens. I intend to identify sources of injuries and stress for the hens as well as for the catchers conducting the depopulation. In a second step I will try optimize the process in order to increase animal welfare and working conditions for the people involved.
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Knop, E., Gerpe, C., Ryser, R., Hofmann, F., Menz, M. H. M., Trösch, S., Ursenbacher, S., Zoller, L. and Fontaine, C. (2017), Rush hours in flower visitors over a day–night cycle. Insect Conserv Divers. doi:10.1111/icad.12277
Knop, E., Zoller, L., Ryser, R., Gerpe, C., Hörler, M., & Fontaine, C. (2017). Artificial light at night as a new threat to pollination. Nature, 548(7666), 206–209. http://doi.org/10.1038/nature23288